Our Ambassadors

Recognised as individuals who inspire hope and encouragement, our ambassadors are authentically passionate about supporting the next generation.

Behind our vision to educate and empower young people, they are assisting us in the development and promotion of our social and emotional learning centre of excellence. They have been working behind the scenes with the Passion Project for some time.

Johnson Beharry VC

Passion Project Commonwealth Ambassador

Colour Sergeant Johnson Gideon Beharry, VC, COG is a British Army soldier who was
awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest military decoration for valour in the British and
Commonwealth armed forces, for saving members of his unit, the 1st Battalion Princess of
Wales’s Royal Regiment, during the conflict in Iraq in 2004. He sustained serious head
injuries in the latter engagement. Beharry was formally invested with the Victoria Cross by
Queen Elizabeth II on 27 April 2005.

In addition to still serving in the army within the London District, he is now very active with
his charitable foundation set up on 5 September 2014. The JBVC Foundation supports
youths in getting away from gang culture and helps rehabilitate former offenders, helping
with training and getting them into sustainable employment in the future.

Jermain Jackman

Jermain became the first black male to win a national talent competition in the UK after winning the voice in 2014. Mentored by musician from the Black Eyed Peas, Jermain aspires to be the “first singing black Prime Minister of the UK”.

Born in Hackney and currently studying politics he has recently launched a follow-up to the Islington Fair Futures Commission which was launched in 2017 of which he was the Chair, with a follow up Fair Futures Commission in the London borough of Hackney along with the Local Mayor.

Jermain is active across a number of high-profile pan-London initiatives, including being the Youth Co-ordinator for the Labour Party, and the ambassador for the National Citizen Service.

Seth Gillan

Seth is an American actor best known for his roles in Teen Wolf, The Walking Dead and The Wire, a critically acclaimed drama series about crime in Baltimore. He has also acted on stage, playing Prince Edward in a 1993 production of Richard III, and as the lead in the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s 2010 and 2011 productions of Othello at the Houston Shakespeare Festival.

Seth graduated from State University of New York at Purchase in 1990. Seth has been an Ambassador since 2017. Growing up in the projects in New York City he has first-hand knowledge of some of the challenges facing young people in today’s society and is keen to use his influence to help raise awareness of those issues and lend his support in creating new opportunities wherever he can.

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